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for iran, was it a victory for the u.s., was it a victory for morsi, who lost or won. i would say a couple of things. first of all, i think whatever benefits iran drew from it and there were certainly some were probably bigger as a result of the campaign to prevent ban ki-moon from going there in the first place. had there not been that much of a campaign ci not recall any other nonmeeting that got so much media attention anywhere. the second point that i is this valuable to make here is that those who are pressing the fact that ban ki-moon went and the fact that he was there, both to his face and privately and in public expressed both on the human rights abuses of iran, as well as other things, i think takes far more courage than the courage it took for those sitting in washington trying to prevent him from going or sitting here and agitating for more military policy. that's what the secretary general should be doing, going there and confronting and through dialogue presenting the types of criticisms than staying at home and saying slogans from thousands of miles away. >> here's a questio
right to do this. the u.s. position is that iran is secretly seeking to develop nuclear weapons and, under the guidance of the npc, and under the guise of the technology that is the same technology used to make a power reactor, under the guise of that, they're pushing ahead toward a weapon. up until october, 2003, the united states was pushing very hard to get iran referred to the u.s. security council for not being forthcoming. remember that there was the war in iraq. there was a strong push on the part of the europeans, especially britain, germany, and france not to go to the security council because they saw iran going the way of iraq. going to the security council would be a mandate for war. countries like france had been at odds with the united states over iraq and did not want to be at odds with the u.s. over iran, but wanted to stop the united states from doing what it did to iraq. we had a dramatic event where the foreign ministers of germany, in october, 2003, struck an agreement where iran would embark on uranium enrichment. it is the ultimate in dual use technology. it ha
the doug talked about. involving the private sector and rendering advice to the u.s. government but not taking orders from it. this would be an independent entity. the third component of our recommendation is a strong presidential, executive order which would underscore the support of the chief executive. it would spell out the authority of the new deputy assistant for national security to take the lead, including working with the omb to come up with the ideology budget. it would also send a message to other parts of the government, including those with diplomatic and military functions, that this is a center of direction of policy that they need to take seriously and to collaborate with. there would also have the lead in the preparation of a strategy report. we concluded this section with proposals for strengthening the state department, the department of defense, and the broadcasting board of governors and their capacity as participants in this process but not the leaders of it. thank you for your attention. >> thank you. i would like to call upon james glassman, a founding di
in the early 1980's when she starred as the femme foot-tall -- femme fatale maddy playing opposite william hurt in the thriller "body heat." [applause] she went on to star in a wide range of popular films and plays, and even provided the voice for jessica rabbit, the acclaimed animated movie "who framed roger rabbit?" but even as her acting career was blossoming, turner maintains a deep interest in civic events. the daughter of a foreign service officer, she lived as a girl in venezuela, canada, england and cuba. she graduated from the american school in london and later from the university of maryland, baltimore county. she has been a decades-long member for people of the american way and a longtime supporter of amnesty international. she not only thinks globally, but acts locally through city meals with whom she volunteers as a meal delivered in new york city where she lives. [applause] turner serves as the chair of the planned parenthood federation of american board of advocates and has testified before congress on reproductive rights, which is her topic here today. besides acting and doing
challenges they never could of anticipated. he had the early 70's, an african-american woman added to this committee. the chairman added just one seat to the committee room. he forced the two of them to share it. he was unfazed. he said "let's not give these guys the luxury of getting under our skin. let's share this chair as it is the most normal thing in the world." since its earliest days, at this caucus has been taking on challenges and leading the way in the urgent work of protecting our unions, fighting for jobs and health care, working to get all our children opportunities or the of their promise. it earned in the proud distinction of the conscious of conagra's. back when our grandparents were writing that underground where railroad, when jim clyburn was sitting in an orange jail, at the injustices we face were written in big letters. while we may have had our differences over strategy, at the battles we needed to fight were very clear. we knew that to end slavery we needed a proclamation from our president and an amendment to our constitution. it to end segregation, we need
effectively with them? has that set back our efforts? >> u.s. military did fantastic work in iraq. most iraqis to recognize that and appreciate it. we put in place a strategic framework agreement which we are working on -- working through with the iraqis to engage on a whole range of issues, everything from justice to diplomacy to economic issues, education issues. this is the framework we are pursuing to ensure that we are fully engaged with them, issues that are a concern to us and the concern to them were we can't make traction. i think we can continue to see this function well and continued to make progress that we want to achieve and we want to see iraq to achieve. >> thank you very much and once again thank you for your service. >> i also thank you for your service and your willingness to continue to serve in iraq. we've got a lot of blood and treasure invested there. you have entered a lot of questions i have had. a number of folks have said that iraq is unraveling and it is coming apart, the fact that we did not leave a stabilizing force in iraq makes it virtually impossible for us to
to jonathan dine. >> the u.s. postal svice is very important to most of the people in this room today. it is now trying to go into a program that would compete and be unfair to newspapers. in many cases, newspapers the largest customer for the post office in the community. what i like to know is, what is your position on this issue and the other issues of closing rural post offices and iminating saturday livery. what's your position on this? what would do you in the senate to help rural newspapers and community newspapers that depend on the ptal service? >> like many of the things run by the government, the postal office is one of them that's very inefficient. i have a friend who works for the postal office as mail carriers. he gets four days straight, ten hours a day. every time he's needed, he gets more oveime. the federal government instead of hiring postal service, will prefer to pay double time or time in a half to one individual wasting more money instead of hiring more people and creating more jobs. i think that the postal service should cut cost if it wish to remain around. m
their position on the u.s.. this tied up the session all week and they appeared to reach a discussion and they will vote on the 19th. >> the house finishes up the continuing resolution. it will go to the senate now. what is the consensus on when the senate might get to it? >> they were talking about wednesday, thursday, friday. the senate wants to leave the to go home to campaign at the end of next week. there probably will not be a huge controversy over the six month extension. there will be heated debate in both sides will talk about how we have the stock this runaway spending, do something about the debt and deficit. >> what can be done? >> start with the bush era tax cuts that expire at the end of 2012. if not extend, then you know the top income-tax rate goes up to 39.6% and a second rate will kick in there. rates across the board go up. the obama administration would like to keep current rates for those earning under $250,000 and let the rate to go up for the rest. republicans say you do not raise taxes in the middle of an economic slump. that will be an enormous battle. that wi
of a better place to be the right here in washington, d.c. to do that. since joining the u.s. senate in january of 2011, he has established himself as a constitutional conservative, pledging to work every day to reform the government and business in our capital. i am proud to say that he has received 100% score on the frc scorecard for congress. he veoted obamacare and -- vetoed obamacare and planned parenthood. he is a devoted husband and father. he and his wife had the joy of raising three boys. in the middle of a busy schedule, he helped coach their soccer and basketball teams. please help meet will come from the great state of kentucky -- please help me welcome from the great state of kentucky, senator rand paul. [cheers and applause] ♪ >> thank you. can you believe we have trouble -- democrats had trouble getting got onto the platform? you may have heard that there was a little girl. she won $100. she wanted to do good things of that. she wrote, dear god, i won $100. the postmaster got it and send it to the president. the president but it was cute. he told the secretary to sen
to be a u.s. district court judge in iowa. watch live coverage of the u.s. house on c-span and the senate on c-span-2. >> so how do students cheat? let me count the ways. researchers conducted a 1993 study that tallied the cheating activities reported by students in various surveys. the laundry list includes copying from another student exam, taking an exam for someone else, purchasing term papers, copying material without footnotes, faking illness to avoid an exam, using notes or books during an exam when permitted, reviewing a stolen copy of an exam, given test questions to students in another class, developing a personal relationship with the instructor for the purpose of getting test information, bribery and blackmail, hiring a ghost writer, altering or forging official university documents, and collaborating on homework or take-home exams when instructions required independent work. >> it is hard to maintain the amateur focus because everybody wants to make a buck off these students. the trouble is -- the big time student athletes are a very tiny fraction of our franchise. 155 people
these machines are -- authoritarian and autocratic. the people of the region were in prison. the u.s. still needs to stay in asia as a vendor and the initiative of the main military and her rent -- military intervention. it means tools like the people had been trying to use. >> we are running late, so we will squeeze in one last question. in terms of -- >> in terms of backing up these radical groups, for example, the united states is in a hard economic condition ourselves. also, for another quantitative try to take economy. on the hsbc, the banks involved the involving of the financing of those radical groups in saudi arabia and other parts of the world. my question is -- given treasury also right now in funding to go to the free syrian army, with militants in turkey, these things are taking place. how do you stop this? what do you see the united states and their involvement as in terms of actually creating a condition where these things like what happened in libya right now happen? >> thank you. >> do you think the glass stiegel or something like that would forget that. >> i think that reenactin
: this is from tom shipman who says the u.s. spends $506 billion in education, $718 billion on defense, that should be reversed. let's go to steve, shreveport, louisiana, good morning. caller: good morning steve and good morning, mr. van roekel. mr. van roekel, i got my education, my high school diploma from overseas and honestly, i don't know if you all want to play games with this education over here, i don't know what it is. my daughter went to school over here, she was born over here and she went to a school and she became a lawyer. my daughter does not know how to multiply. i am so frustrated with education in this country. when i went to school back home, i was in third grade education, elementary school, i had to learn how to multiply from 1-100, and if i didn't learn it, i had to stay in the school until i learned it. the teacher -- the idea of the family, they can control the school and make a fuss about it, this and that, this is not going to work. host: your response. guest: one of the things that i think will help us in this country do what you described, that we all define
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